“A certain imam, an Islamic fundamentalist, had been trying to instigate jihad…” How is it that an imam, a man who had devoted his life to understanding the Religion of Peace, could misunderstand it so spectacularly as to think that jihad called for violence, and his followers could similarly misunderstand it enough to believe that rampaging and murder would be appropriate responses to the arrest of this imam who was apparently calling for…rampaging and murder? Why is it the so many Muslims misunderstand Islam in this same way, the same way that greasy Islamophobes do? Why is it that no one in the mainstream media, government or law enforcement is asking questions like these?
Four people were killed in southeastern Ethiopia when Muslim protesters attacked a police station following the arrest of a preacher, said State Minister of Communications Shimeles Kemal.
The deaths occurred on April 27 in Asasa, in the Arsi Zone of Oromia region, after a crowd tried to free the imam, Shimeles said in a phone interview today from Addis Ababa, the capital. Ten policemen were injured, the police station and post office burned down and 24 people arrested, he said.
“A certain imam, an Islamic fundamentalist, had been trying to instigate jihad,” said Shimeles. “When police arrested him, his supporters tried to get him released forcefully.”…